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Friday 16 October 2009

It was Friday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of October people in US were listening to Down by Jay Sean. Couples Retreat, directed by Peter Billingsley, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009 while The Help by Kathryn Stockett was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Meet the Natives USA. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dragon Ball: Revenge of King Piccolo or Ben 10 Alien Force: Vilgax Attacks.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Couples Retreat

Directed by: Peter Billingsley

Starring: Vince Vaughn, Malin Akerman, Jon Favreau

Country: United States

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The Road

Directed by: John Hillcoat

Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Charlize Theron, Kodi Smit-McPhee

Country: United States

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Directed by: The Spierig Brothers

Starring: Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill

Country: United States

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The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

Directed by: Terry Gilliam

Starring: Christopher Plummer, Lily Cole, Heath Ledger

Country: United States

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Directed by: Ruben Fleischer

Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

Meet the Natives USA

Starring: Jimmy Joseph Nakou

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

30 for 30

Starring: Dan Rather, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Marv Albert

Country: United States

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InuYasha: The Final Act

Starring: Kappei Yamaguchi, Satsuki Yukino, Kumiko Watanabe, Kôji Tsujitani

Country: Japan

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The Platoon of Power Squadron

Written by: Jake Jarvi

Starring: Craig Benzine, Eliza Toser, Carlyn Janus, Jake Jarvi

Country: United States

The Alejandro Hernández Show

Written by: Alejandro Hernández

Starring: Alejandro Hernández

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 October 2009 ?

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  • Voters in Botswana take part in a general election. (Al Jazeera)
  • The United States records a budget deficit of $1.42 trillion. (Bloomberg)
  • Stephen Gately:
  • The surviving members of Boyzone fly to Majorca to escort the body of Stephen Gately home to Dublin. (''The Irish Times'')
  • The UK Press Complaints Commission's website crashes after receiving hundreds of complaints about a Jan Moir article in the ''Daily Mail'' concerning her views on the singer's death. Retailer Marks Spencer withdraws advertising and Nestlé disassociates itself from her writing. (''The Huffington Post'')

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Sport Games on 16 October 2009

Bundesliga 2
Football (Germany)
  • Bielefeld - Aachen : 1 - 0
  • Cottbus - Kaiserslautern : 1 - 2
  • Oberhausen - St Pauli : 1 - 3
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Division 2
Football (France)
  • Ajaccio - Brest : 0 - 0
  • Angers - Istres : 1 - 0
  • Arles - Bastia : 1 - 0
  • Chateauroux - Nimes : 1 - 2
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League 2
Football (United Kingdom)
  • Cheltenham - Macclesfield : 1 - 2
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Serie B
Football (Italy)
  • Lecce - Salernitana : 1 - 0
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What news were making the headlines those days in October 2009?

  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.1071
  • Time: Sgt. First Class Chet Millard awaiting medevac helicopters
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.11292


Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The Help

By: Kathryn Stockett

Aibileen is a black maid in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, who's always taken orders quietly, but lately she's unable to hold her bitterness back. Her friend Minny has never held her tongue but now must somehow keep secrets about her employer ...

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New Moon

By: Stephenie Meyer

Legions of readers entranced by Twilight are hungry for more and they won't be disappointed. In New Moon, Stephenie Meyer delivers another irresistible combination of romance and suspense with a supernatural twist.

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Juliet, Naked

By: Nick Hornby

Nick Hornby returns to his roots—music and messy relationships—in this funny and touching novel that thoughtfully and sympathetically looks at how lives can be wasted but how they are never beyond

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The Girl Who Played With Fire

By: Stieg Larsson

Part blistering espionage thriller, part riveting police procedural, and part piercing exposé on social injustice, this second book in the Millennium series is a masterful, endlessly satisfying novel.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Archibald's Adventures

Platform: iOS, Windows, Mac OS, Palm OS, PlayStation Portable, PSP, PS3

Genre: Action puzzle game

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Black Mirror II: Reigning Evil

Black Mirror II: Reigning Evil

Platform: Windows

Genre: Adventure, horror

Publisher: Viva Media

Dragon Ball: Revenge of King Piccolo

Platform: Wii

Genre: Action-adventure, beat 'em up, platform

Publisher: JP / EU / AUS Bandai; NA Namco Bandai Games

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Spider-Man: Toxic City

Spider-Man: Toxic City

Platform: Mobile phone

Genre: Action

Publisher: Marvel Comics

Ben 10 Alien Force: Vilgax Attacks

Platform: Nintendo DS PlayStation 2 PlayStation Portable Wii Xbox 360)

Genre: Action

Publisher: D3 Publisher

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